With this ever growing field, it is not surprising that cosmetic techniques continue to advance. Look younger is not just a marketing slogan anymore, it can really be achieved. New techniques are being developed to further rejuvenate skin and enhance anti-aging. A long utilised and well known technique for anti-ageing is microdermabrasion. When going through a training process of microdermabrasion, there are certain elements and facts one must be aware of.
The superficial epidermis, which is what is felt on the surface, is one layer of your skin. The other is the deeper dermis. Millions of dead cells with immature cells underneath them forms the surface of the epidermis. Removal of the dead cells to expose the layer of the stratum corneum consisting of cells that are immature and actively growing is what microdermabrasion does. Healthy skin now has a chance to be more prominent and the end result is an improved appearance.
When is it Used?
People who have acne prone skin, multiple wrinkles, blackheads, oily skin and even for skin damaged by over-exposure to sunlight are good candidates for microdermabrasion.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Microdermabrasion is performed using a special tool. This tool utilizes micro-crystals and a vacuum mechanism. No special anaesthetic is required for this procedure. It is pain free and and rarely causes people discomfort. The device gently removes the dead skin cells by bombarding it with the micro-crystals while sucking them up simultaneously through the vacuum system. This process can take sometimes up to an hour.
Microdermabrasion that is performed around the eye and similar sensitive areas usually requires a device that caters to that sensitivity. A diamond microdermabrasion device is often utilized in this area as a result of it's fine accuracy.
Types of Devices
Microdermabrasion devices are of different types based on the crystals that they have on the surface. Some of them are sodium chloride crystals, while others are Aluminium oxide. Microdermabrasion devices can have either real or synthetic diamonds. Other devices may have soft micro-bristles and some can be water based.
How Does this Help?
It starts with exposing a healthy layer of cells. So, the process of microdermabrasion stimulates the active growth of skin cells. An increases in the amount of nutrients that reaches it occurs as a result of a rush of blood to the surface of the skin. This stimulates healthy skin growth.
Microdermabrasion has no complications associated with the procedure. At the most, there may be slight redness of the skin seen due to increased blood flow. The skin may be dry after the procedure, but a simple moisturizer will mitigate any drying.